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Celebrating Afterschool Programs in the U.S.
For those in the U.S., October 28 is a day to celebrate afterschool programs during the 22nd annual Lights On Afterschool event. Launched in October 2000 by the Afterschool Alliance, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families, and communities. The effort has become a hallmark of the afterschool movement and generates media coverage across the country each year. There are many ways for programs and students to get involved, so explore their website to learn more.